This program of study meets all the General Education Requirements at Chesapeake College.
Award: Associate of Arts Degree
Program Mission: The Chesapeake College Health, Fitness and Exercise Science Degree — Exercise Science/Allied Health Area of Concentration provides students with the knowledge and skills to prepare for transfer to four-year colleges and universities to complete a baccalaureate degree in exercise science with an emphasis on Allied Health.
Program Description: The Exercise Science/Allied Health Area of Concentration is designed to prepare students for transfer and eventual employment in the field of exercise science in a hospital or clinical-based health care setting. Students majoring in exercise science examine the relationship between exercise and human performance and the role of physical activity in the promotion of healthy lifestyles. Students should consult with the College’s Transfer Advisor in planning an appropriate program.
Program Goals: The Exercise Science/Allied Health Area of Concentration will:
- Facilitate proficiency in content knowledge and skills for the college’s general education competencies.
- Introduce the fields of exercise science and individualized fitness in a hospital or clinical-based health care setting.
- Prepare students for further study in the exercise science field.
Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Perform client assessments on activity level of members of the general public and clients with preexisting conditions
- Perform and interpret diagnostic procedures
- Communicate effectively with patients, families, and other medical professionals
- Conduct oneself in an ethical and professional manner.
- Use critical thinking skills to prevent and assess possible injuries related sports or fitness settings
- Use critical thinking skills to treat and rehabilitate clients with injuries received in sports or fitness settings.
Contact Person: Dr. Carol Wilson-Robbins